I went to Belzhar…

– Jamaica, Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

This is a truly amazing book that reaches deep inside of you. It describes deep sorrow and magic with just the right touch of self-doubt from a seventeen-year-old who loses the great love of her life. Featuring Silvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, the wondrousness of this book will surely blow you away. Can’t put it down! Definitely 5/5 stars 🙂


New Recruits to the Family

I am guilty. I am guilty to purchasing multiple new books and fussily arranging them on my bookshelf. But do I feel ashamed? Nope! In fact, I’m quite proud of myself. I have quite a knack of spending money on books, and I love it. 🙂

I like to think of my bookshelf as my “family” and my books their members. Currently, these are the new “recruits” to the family:

– The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

– Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

– Witch Child by Celia Reese

– Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I quite look forwards to reading all of them and will be telling you all about them in my future posts. Books are my escape from the world and I love all of them ❤

– thenerdyhipstr

365 Days of Wonder

No year would be complete without this book. Lovingly put together by the author of Wonder, R.J.Palacio, wise words accompany you for every day of the year. Perfect, inspirational, uplifting. I got this for New Year’s and I am LOVING IT. Stars: 5/5 Top-notch nerd recommendation!


– thenerdyhipstr

Peek at My Bookshelf

This blog was only set up and running only after New Year’s, so let’s take a walk through my shelf and find out my top reads of 2014.

So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,

Go throw your TV set away,

And in its place you can install,

A lovely bookshelf on the wall.

– Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


When you reach me, rebecca stead

This is an entrancing novel, and although not very long, it holds a profound time-travel puzzle at the centre. It writes about friendship, family, and understanding. The author’s writing style might be aimed at children, but it’s attractive and easy to understand. It makes a great read for a holiday, when your mind is at peace. Read and reread it, it’s worth it.

Holes, louis sachar

I feel like this book might be like the mascot book for my blog. It’s about seeing how the dots connect together. Stanley, the main character, is relatable to and one to be loved. This children’s novel is also weaved together with ideas of justice and friendship. A fantastic read and a definite recommendation.

The fault in our stars, john green

Well, what can I say? This teens novel is one for nerds, of course. Hazel Grace, Augustus Waters, and An Imperial Affliction. An star-crossed love of two teenagers burdened with cancer, interwoven with life, death, and love. Warning, though, you will cry.

The declaration, Gemma Malley

This dystopian novel is amazing. I picked this up purely by chance and now I feel lucky to have done so. A compelling read about a girl who finds that her life is a lie, a dangerous boy from the outside, and their strong bond of love… I absolutely am in love with this book.

Fated, alyson noël

This is not a read about profound topics like life, death, or justice, but rather an interesting take on finding who you are and accepting it. It’s not about that, but all the same it’s a one of a kind book that tells magical tales.